On Saturday John’s mom and sister threw me a bridal shower in New Jersey. The whole thing was lovely and I am still overwhelmed with gratitude. I didn’t expect to feel so humbled by stuff, but I really do.
The gifts we received were all amazing. I mean, I knew what everything was because we picked it out for our registry but it’s so different when you actually get the things you’ve picked out. It’s finally real!
Here are a few pictures from the actual shower:
Getting home and unpacking everything was an ordeal. I got rid of so much of our old stuff though which was awesome. I hauled 3 loads of garbage downstairs and we had 3 trips worth of recycling too!
We only received about a third of what was on the registry and I still have another bridal shower here in MA and the wedding itself to go! I don’t know where we are going to fit the rest of what we get but I’m just going to focus now on enjoying all of the new things we just got.
Some of the highlights:
We also got a brand new set of flatware which seems pretty mundane but is one of the most exciting things we got. Our prior collection was truly pitiful.
We got a Kitchen Aid stand mixer! I have been dreaming of one of these for years. We also got the Breakfast Attachment Kit which includes a sausage grinder, sausage stuffer, and juicer. Expect many a blog showcasing this baby! Heck, I already used it yesterday to make muesli bars.
We also got an awesome multi-cooker: it’s a pressure cooker, rice cooker, and slow cooker all in one! I can’t wait to use it!
Reggie reveled in the huge pile of empty boxes as we unloaded.
I also took home the gorgeous centerpiece that was made for the party. I spiffed it up by separating into 3 different vases and put them around the apartment. It feels so extravagant to have flowers everywhere!